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Stories from Monday, October 1, 2001

Prisoner found hanged (10/01/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - A coroner's jury has convened to investigate the death of Steven Eugene Reid, who was found dead early Friday morning at the Portageville City Jail. Reid, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County Coroner Tim Clayton. Portageville police...
Two killed in auto accident (10/01/01)
MOREHOUSE - A Saturday morning accident resulted in fatal injuries for two Canalou residents and serious injuries for two other occupants of the vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:20 a.m. on New Madrid County Route E, a...
Officials plan expansion of dialysis facility (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - In 1974, Missouri Delta Medical Center opened its dialysis center - the first between Memphis and St. Louis - with four stations. "It's the oldest dialysis unit in Southeast Missouri," said Charles Ancell, MDMC's CEO. For dialysis patients who at the time had to sit...
Louisiana women injured in mishap (10/01/01)
MINER - Two Louisiana women were injured Thursday when the tire of the vehicle they were in blew out. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven north by Betty Hammond, 67, of Metairie, La., was traveling on I-55, one mile north of Miner at 1:31 p.m. Thursday, when the tire blew out, causing the vehicle to run off the roadway and overturn...
Couple in court on drug-related charges (10/01/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Pemiscot couple may spend the rest of their lives in prison after pleading guilty to methamphetamine related charges. James W. Jarrett Jr., 35, and Susan Jarrett, 46, appeared in federal court Thursday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Jury finds man guilty (10/01/01)
NEW MADRID - Kevin Orlando Bess was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday. Bess, charged with first degree murder for the death of 11-year-old Koesha Rodgers, was sentenced in Division I of New Madrid County Circuit by Judge Fred Copeland. The formal sentencing followed a jury trial which was conducted Aug. 20 and 21 on a change of venue from Pemiscot County to New Madrid County...
Refinancing nearly complete (10/01/01)
CHARLESTON - A refinancing arrangement which will save Mississippi County a total of $193,000 will be finalized Wednesday. County officials finished their part by signing papers during Thursday's county commission meeting approving the refinancing the 1996 bond issue which financed the construction of the Mississippi County Detention Center...
Patriotic display planned (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - The monthly Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon featured many common Cotton Carnival themes - patriotism, community support and fish sandwiches. Along with making food available, the American Legion also provided the meeting place for the SACC membership gathering held at noon Thursday...
Dialysis unit will benefit from gala (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - Three times a week Paulette Boardman climbs out of bed extra early to be at Missouri Delta Medical Center's kidney dialysis unit by 6 a.m. After three-hours of receiving dialysis, she heads straight to work at Galaxy Cablevision. It's an inconvenience, she admits, but a necessity. Without dialysis, she would die...
Dexter run past East Prairie, 41-6 (10/01/01)
DEXTER -- Matt Burnett rushed for 254 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Dexter Bearcats past East Prairie 41-6 Friday night. The Bearcats (3-2) gained 337 yards of total offense, while their defense limited the Eagles (1-4) to only 151 yards...
Sikeston softball drops final game of regular season (10/01/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team closed out the regular season on Thursday with a 7-2 loss to Delta. The Lady Bulldogs will now compete in the 4A District 1 Tournament that starts next week in Jackson. In yesterday's game, Sikeston trailed just 3-2 before Delta pulled away with four runs in the fifth inning...
Sikeston Junior High 'Dogs down Jackson (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade football teams both posted wins over Jackson's junior high squads on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The Sikeston freshmen won 8-2 while the 8th grade team won 22-7. In the freshman game, Jackson took a 2-0 lead late in the third quarter on a safety...
SHS drops second straight (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston soccer team lost its second straight match, falling to Marion, Ill., 3-1 on Thursday. After a scoreless half, Marion was able to find some space in the Bulldog defense to pull out the win. "I expected a better ballgame," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We played them a lot better earlier in the year. We're still just not playing real well right now. We've got holes in our defense and we're not netting the ball on offense."...
Sikeston netters hammer Kennett (10/01/01)
KENNETT - The Sikeston girls tennis team improved to 8-5 on the season with an 8-1 win over Kennett on Thursday. Sikeston swept the doubles competition and all but one of the singles matches. In singles, No. 1 Elizabeth Killion beat Brittany Burcham 8-6; No. 2 Lindsay Leible beat Stacy Carter 8-1; No. 3 Heather Hester beat Charla Chailland 8-2; No. 4 Valerie Haman beat Tisha Schremmer 8-4; No. 5 Erin Shelton beat Shawn Wheeler 8-4; and No. 6 Rachel Colwick lost 3-8 to Brea Rose...
Bob Ward (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - Robert Howard "Bob" Ward, 64, died at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Lilbourn, son of the late Howard B. and Martha Lucille Campbell Ward, he was a self-employed electrician, plumbing and heating contractor and charter member of New Hope Baptist Church...
Katie Krieger (10/01/01)
SCOTT CITY - Laura Catherine "Katie" Krieger, 93, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 27, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 19, 1908, in Illmo, daughter of the late Frank and Laura J. Moore Hopke, she was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church...
Steven Reid (10/01/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Steven Eugene Reid, 41, died Sept. 27, 2001, in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Robert Powers (10/01/01)
PUXICO - Robert Henry Powers, 73, died Sept. 28, 2001, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 3, 1927, at Sedalia, son of the late Henry Raymond and Ellen Marie Gehlken, he had lived in Sedalia and High Ridge until moving to Puxico in 1989. A retired mechanic, having worked for 42 years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, he was a member of the Wappapello Lions Club and the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico...
Patricia Bell (10/01/01)
ST. LOUIS - Patricia Bell, 53, formerly of Bloomfield, died Sept. 28, 2001, in St. Louis. She was born May 2, 1948, in Wamego, Kan., daughter of M.E. "Bud" Bresee of Haines City, Fla., and the late Marie Green Bresee. Her husband, Danny Bell, survives of the home...
Della Miller (10/01/01)
WARDELL - Della May Miller, 91, died Sept. 29, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 27, 1910, in Wardell, daughter of the late Jack and Addie Clifton Estes, she was of the Baptist belief. In 1925, at Wardell, she married George Miller who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1961...
Tressie Drew (10/01/01)
CANALOU - Tressie Drew, 38, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 1, 1962, in Sacramento, Calif., daughter of Bernice Bohannon Barnes of Canalou and the late Paul Barnes Sr., she operated the Morehouse Cafe and was a member of the Big Ridge Baptist Church...
Courtney Drew (10/01/01)
CANALOU - Courtney Maxine Drew, 9, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 22, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Jeff Drew of Canalou and the late Tressie Barnes Drew, also a victim in the accident. She was a fourth grade student at Richland Elementary School in Essex and attended Big Ridge Baptist Church...
Shirley Peck (10/01/01)
MALDEN - Shirley Peck, 64, died Sept. 27, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leo Duley (10/01/01)
DEXTER - Leo Duley, 77, died Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1924, in Malden, son of the late Archie David and Lucy Blevins Duley, he was a carpenter and attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Clifton Hinman (10/01/01)
DEXTER - Clifton "Shorty" Hinman, 60, died Sept. 26, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 17, 1941, at Essex, son of Irene Sifford Hinman of Dexter and the late Durwood Hinman, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. He was a mechanic for Paramount Hat and veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Carmen Barnes (10/01/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carmen Neomah Barnes, 81, died Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Ola Hopkins (10/01/01)
DEXTER - Ola Hopkins, 92, died Sept. 27, 2001, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back In Time (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - After checking the number of points handed in by the girls desiring to become Red Peppers, the following were found to have the highest number: Mabel Greenlee, senior; Wanda Baker and Linda Matthews, juniors; Betty Denke, Betty Hirschbert, Pat Ellise, Patsy Heath, Betty Jo Heath, Gustine Tinder, Jackie Gentry, Betty Bolden, Sue Chapman, Sue Keller, Melbagene Rafferty, Barbara Sensenbaugh, Wanda Conrad, Wanda Richards, June Langley, Rita Dillson, Jane Wilderson, Ann Hatfield and Martha Stevens.. ...
Looking Back In Time (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - Construction will start Oct. 1 on the new Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi County Cooperative Association building, project superintendent H.M. Zaricor announced Wednesday. The single story T-shaped structure of 83 x 96-feet will be constructed of steel, concrete and brick by National Youth administration employees under supervision of J.L. Satterfield, who has been retained by the rural electric cooperative as architect...
State uses death penalty appropriately (10/01/01)
Missouri may next week arrive at a point of distinction but depending on your viewpoint, that distinction will either reflect favorably or unfavorably on the state. If convicted killer Michael Roberts is executed as scheduled next week, Missouri would rise to third among all states in the number of executions since the death penalty was reinstated here in 1989...
Your View (10/01/01)
Editor's note: The following letter was written to Rep. JoAnn Emerson. I strongly urge you to cosponsor common-sense legislation introduced by Rep. Ron Paul last week. H.R. 2896 would allow airplane pilots to use firearms to defend the lives of their passengers against crazed terrorists...
Your View (10/01/01)
The tragic loss of life and wanton destruction caused by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 has raised my consciousness of other global tragedies. Every day, 24,000 people worldwide die of hunger for lack of grains and legumes fed to animals raised for food. Another 18,000 die of chronic diseases linked conclusively with the consumption of these animals...
SPEAKOUT (10/01/01)
The investigation is ongoing. Those who wish to report specific incidents of price gouging that they witnessed, first-hand, may call the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Hotline toll-free at 1-800-392-8222, or visit the Web site at www.ago.state.mo.us or they can write a letter...